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Planning Decisions at TDC – June 2014

Planning Decisions at TDC – June 2014

Brightlingsea Town Council

 

14/00541/FULApproval – Full17.06.2014

Delegated Decision

Mr M Swanson Brightlingsea Town Council recommended approval Formation of window in east elevation. 5 Church Villas60 John StreetBrightlingsea

 

01        The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission. 

Reason – To comply with the requirements of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

02        The development hereby permitted shall not be carried out except in complete accordance with the details shown on Drawing No. 5/CVB/1.

 

Reason – For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

 

14/00599/FULApproval – Full19.06.2014

Delegated Decision

Mr & Mrs S Ridgers Brightlingsea Town Council can see no planning reason to turn this application down Proposed pitch roof over existing single storey rear extension to facilitate extra room space within roof. Renewal of planning application 10/01051/FUL 28 Maltings RoadBrightlingsea 
01        The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission. 

Reason – To comply with the requirements of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

02        The development hereby permitted shall not be carried out except in complete accordance with the details shown on the submitted plan number 1795-01, 1795-02 and 1795-03.

 

Reason – For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

 

14/00564/FULRefusal – Full01.07.2014

Delegated Decision

Jan Lewzey Brightlingsea Town Council recommended approval Change of use from part A1 shops/ C3 dwelling houses to wholly C3 dwelling houses to 33 Waterside Brightlingsea and application to divide 33 Waterside into two number dwellings. 33 WatersideBrightlingseaColchester

 

01        Paragraph 17 of the National Planning Policy Framework (“the Framework”) seeks high quality design and a good standard of amenity for all existing and future occupants of land and buildings. Paragraph 56 comments further that good design is a key aspect of sustainable development and should contribute positively to making places better for people. Similarly, it is the policy of the Local Planning Authority, as contained in the “saved” policies of the Adopted Tendring District Local Plan (2007) Policy HG9 that development requires a minimum of 100 square metres of private amenity space for 4-bedroom properties. Draft Tendring District Local Plan (2012) Policy PEO4 requires a level of private amenity space equivalent to the internal floorspace of the dwelling to which it relates, which in this instance is approximately 217 square metres.

The proposal seeks to reduce the level of private amenity space from 29 square metres to zero provision. Whilst the application site already has a substandard provision of private amenity space, the complete loss of this space would not represent an acceptable standard of amenity for existing or future occupants of the site. Accordingly, the proposal is contrary to the afore-mentioned local plan policies and paragraphs of the Framework.

 

02        It is the policy of the Local Planning Authority, as contained with “saved” policies of the Adopted Tendring District Local Plan (2007) (Policy QL10) that planning permission will only be granted for development if, amongst other things, provision is made for functional needs including vehicle parking. This policy position is maintained by Tendring District Local Plan: Proposed Submission Draft (2012) as amended by the Tendring District Local Plan: Pre-Submission Focussed Changes (2014) Policy SD9 – Design of New Development. Furthermore, paragraph 58 of the Framework requires that, amongst other things, decisions should aim to ensure that developments function well and add to the overall quality of the area. This paragraph also states development should create safe and accessible environments.

The proposal relates to the subdivision of a two storey detached property on Waterside into 2 No. residential dwellings. The Council’s adopted parking standards require a minimum of 4 No. off-street car parking spaces of a minimum size of 5.5m x 2.9m to be provided. In this instance the proposal fails to provide car parking spaces to the minimum dimensions. The sub-standard provision of off-street car parking spaces will encourage on-street car parking on Waterside and Sydney Street, which will cause conditions of danger, congestion and obstruction and thereby be contrary to highway safety. Furthermore, the lack of adequate pedestrian visibility splays will also adversely affect the safety of pedestrians using the pavement on Sydney Street. Moreover, the proposal will lead to obliquely angled manoeuvres into and out of the highway, which would be contrary to highway safety. Therefore, for these reasons, the proposal would be contrary to the above mentioned policies and Paragraphs.

 

03        Policy COM6 of the Tendring District Local Plan (2007), and Policy PEO22 of the Tendring District Local Plan Proposed Submission Draft (November 2012) states that proposals for residential development on a site below 1.5 hectares in size, where existing open space facilities are inadequate to meet the projected needs of the future occupiers of the development, requires that a financial contribution shall be made towards the provision of new or improved off-site facilities in scale and kind to meet these needs.

In this instance, there is a current deficit of 6.43 hectares of equipped play space and 7.25 hectares of formal open space in Brightlingsea. There are two play areas in the town which are located along Promenade Way and Regent Road and are designated as a Local Area for Play and a Local Equipped Area for Play respectively, but are limited in size. To cope with additional usage it would be necessary to increase the play provision at this site. The Supplementary Planning Document published for provision of Recreational Open Space for New Development (May 2008 – Updated February 2011), identifies as a Priority 1 the modernisation and refurbishment of playground equipment and a skate park at the Promenade Way LAP. Identified as a Priority 2 is the extension of changing facilities at Baynard Recreation Ground (Regent Road).

The application proposal provides no financial contribution towards play facilities or formal open space in the area. The proposed development, if permitted, would increase pressure on existing facilities and formal open space and be prejudicial to the Council’s strategy to establish a comprehensive long term framework for the development of outdoor playing space and formal open space provision throughout the District. The proposal would, therefore, be contrary to Policy COM6 of the Tendring District Local Plan (2007), and Policy PEO22 of the Tendring District Local Plan Proposed Submission Draft (November 2012).

 

 

 

14/00578/ADVApproval – Advertisement Consent10.07.2014

Delegated Decision

Tesco Stores Limited Brightlingsea Town Council recommended approval 2 no. fascia signs, 1 no. projecting sign and 6 no. other signs. 44 Victoria PlaceBrightlingsea 
01        All advertisement consents are subject to five standard conditions specified in Schedule 2 of the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007 which are as follows: –

 

1. No advertisement is to be displayed without the permission of the owner of the site or any other person with an interest in the site entitled to grant permission.

 

2. No advertisement shall be sited or displayed so as to

(a) endanger persons using any highway, railway, waterway, dock, harbour or aerodrome (civil or military);

(b) obscure, or hinder the ready interpretation of, any traffic sign, railway signal or aid to navigation by water or air; or

(c) hinder the operation of any device used for the purpose of security or surveillance or for measuring the speed of any vehicle.

 

3. Any advertisement displayed, and any site used for the display of advertisements, shall be maintained in a condition that does not impair the visual amenity of the site.

 

4. Any structure or hoarding erected or used principally for the purpose of displaying advertisements shall be maintained in a condition that does not endanger the public.

 

5. Where an advertisement is required under these Regulations to be removed, the site shall be left in a condition that does not endanger the public or impair visual amenity.

 

Additionally all advertisement consents are for a fixed term of 5 years unless this period is varied on the formal decision notice.

 

02        The proposed light source shall be positioned and shielded in perpetuity as to direct light towards the proposed advertisement sign.

Reason – To ensure that glare and dazzle is not caused to traffic in the adjoining highway, in the interests of highway safety.

 

 

 

 

 

14/00653/FULApproval – Full10.07.2014

Delegated Decision

Tom Canham Plant & Hose – Mr T Canham Brightlingsea Town Council recommended approval Proposed part two storey and part single storey rear extension. 98 Church RoadBrightlingsea 
01        The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

Reason – To comply with the requirements of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

02        The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: Drawing numbers 1781-02B, 1781-03C, 1781-04B, and 1781-05D.

 

Reason – For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

 

03        The first floor bathroom window on the right flank elevation as shown on drawing number 1781-05D shall be glazed in obscure glass and non-opening, unless the parts of the window which can be opened are more than 1.7 metres above floor level, upon installation and shall thereafter be permanently retained in this approved form.

 

Reason – To protect the privacy and amenities of the occupiers of adjoining property at number 96 Church Road.

 

 

 

14/00679/FULApproval – Full10.07.2014

Delegated Decision

Mr & Mrs P Smith Recommended Approval – Brightlingsea Town Council can find no reason to refuse Extension to existing roof to form new bedroom. 38 Seaview RoadBrightlingsea 

 

01        The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

Reason – To comply with the requirements of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

02        The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plan: P01.

 

Reason – For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.